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Lateral Police Officer

Colorado Springs Police Department - Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$45,852.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$49,524.00 annual
$62,124.00 annual
Top Pay:
$69,576.00 annual

Job Description

The Colorado Springs Police Department embraces a proactive policing philosophy. Rather than just responding to crime that has occurred, we seek to understand why crime is committed and find ways to mitigate or remove the conditions that may lead to criminal activity. This policing philosophy is called Community Oriented Policing. Inherent in this philosophy is the creation of community and police partnerships in problem identification and solution. As a result, we seek candidates with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job within the context of our policing philosophy. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action The City of Colorado Springs is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability status, political beliefs or other non-job related criteria. Affirmative Action dictates that positive steps are taken to ensure people from all segments of the community are represented in the City work force. The City is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities be given the same consideration for employment that individuals without disabilities are given. If you are disabled and need assistance in the application process, contact the City Human Resources Department at (719) 385-5904. For hearing impaired applicants, the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephone number is (719) 578-1800.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : 30 College credits
  • Experience: : 3 years
Police Lateral Recruit This position is for experienced police officers. In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for Police Recruits, lateral police officer applicants must meet the following additional qualifications:
  • You must be currently certified as a Level I Peace Officer in Colorado as defined by CRS Section 16-2.5-101, or similarly qualified as a Police Officer in another state or federal jurisdiction. Applicants that are serving or have served as military or security police in the Armed Forces do not meet this definition; therefore, they must apply as a Police Recruit.
  • You must have at least three years of paid police officer experience as a patrol officer within the last five years. The Department may waive the requirement to have served as a patrol officer in certain circumstances. Experienced officers that have served three years as a patrol officer, but have subsequently been appointed or promoted to Detective or promoted to a supervisory position, could also satisfy the requirement. Speaking a second language is a desirable qualification for both recruit and lateral applicants.
Applicants may apply for one position or the other, but not both. If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply as a Lateral Police Officer, please call (719) 444-7446 on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm MST.

Contact Informaton

Robert Wilson

Colorado Springs Police Department
705 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
phone: 719-444-7437

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